4 Costs That Are Often Forgotten When Renovating

Getting your house renovated is exciting, but it can also be pretty expensive. There’s so much to be done, and even if you’re only making some minor changes, that price can still sit at a high number. By the time your plans have been drawn up, accepted, all the way to being completed – you’ve had to invest in multiple different services! It’s important during all of this that you know what to expect and how much things are going to cost roughly before you’ve had it done. The last thing you need is an extremely high price tag or more zeroes than you were expecting popping up out of nowhere.

4 Costs That Are Often Forgotten When Renovating

Planning 

Depending on where you live and what you’re having done, planning can be quite a setback, and it’s just the first step to having your home renovated. If you’re having something like an extension built, you might find that the planning is going to and fro, costing you a lot in the process. It needs to be drawn up, then it needs to be submitted, both of which can cost you.

Cleaning

During and after the renovations are done, there tends to be a lot of mess to clear up and dust in every crack that exists in your home. This is something that could cost you a lot if you haven’t got the tools or time to deal with it. A cleaning team can make short work of it without you having to lift a finger, but their prices are still something to be considered.

Of course, if you have got the tools and time to clean it, it might suit you better to do it yourself. You could be saving a lot of money, and it will help you to drive the overall cost of your project down.

Plumbing

If you’re having a new room added or changing some things around, you’ll always need to have some form of plumbing done. Plumbing is an area that you cannot afford to cheap out on if you want quality service. You may also need to pay for the parts necessary to do it, which you can pick up from Mark’s Plumbing Parts. If the plumbing job you’ve got isn’t up to scratch, it’s going to cost you a lot more than the initial service cost later down the line.

Electrical bills

Something that many people forget to consider is how much it’s going to cost them in terms of electricity. Power tools are almost always necessary when it comes to construction, and big projects are going to be very demanding. These tools will use a lot more of your electricity, and that’s something you’re going to have to pay for. This is something that would be difficult to calculate, but you should still give yourself some financial leeway in your planning to account for this. Even if it’s not much, it’s better to know about it than be surprised while the job is underway.

18 thoughts on “4 Costs That Are Often Forgotten When Renovating

  • Ugh yes. There are always extra costs. I want to redo the kitchen and I am worried about these.

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  • Planning and cleaning are two that definitely get overlooked. Permits and things like dumpsters for cleanup can be epxensive.

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    • I agree, these are the things that sometimes we overlooked when we do a house renovation.

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  • The extra costs are easily an oversight when renovating a home.

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  • It can be dependent on the individual’s experience when it comes to renovating what is factored in. These are basic considerations but should be considered.

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  • This is such a really great and very informative post! Thanks for sharing this with us!

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  • This is a really helpful post! This is great to know thanks to you!

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  • These are certainly important as well. Everything can become very costly. It’s important not to forget these either.

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  • This recipe looks absolutely delicious and I will have-to try and make this myself as I love homemade baked goods! Nothing better 😉 And strawberry anything is my fave!

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  • I’ve agreed, that these things are easily forgotten and set aside but affect the total cost of the renovation itself.

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  • Renovation can be costly for sure. That’s why we try to DIY as much as we can.

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  • I think a lot of people overlook how much their electricity bill will increase during a renovation due to use of power tools, etc.!

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  • I didn’t really run into these problems yet. I’m working on remodeling my house. I did the flooring but I still have to finish putting down trim. I ran out of cash to do it. I’m hoping to finish by the end of summer.

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  • Renovations always seem to have extra costs! These are all good things to think about so that hidden costs don’t sneak up on you.

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  • Renovation can be stressful but the extra costs can be overwhelming as well. It is a wonder to have a fresh and new kitchen.

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  • I can see how it’s totally missed out sometimes, best to make a plan, great post

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